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Is There Room for Jesus at Your Christmas?

Is There Room for Jesus at Your Christmas?

Most of us are familiar with the Christmas story. According to the Gospel of Luke, Joseph and Mary traveled to Bethlehem, and “while they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and...
Know Why You’re Stepping into the Ring

Know Why You’re Stepping into the Ring

I recently saw Creed 2, and I loved it. I love all the Rocky movies. They are inspirational, and they make me want to wake up, bust through my obstacles, and make something of my life. Losing Heart There was one scene from the movie that made a big impact on me, and...
When in Distress, Follow the Example of Jesus

When in Distress, Follow the Example of Jesus

We all go through times of distress. The other day, I was feeling quite upset. My uncle was sick with Stage IV cancer, and his prognosis didn’t look good. I was also dealing with some personal issues and insecurities that were causing me to feel sad and down. I was in...
Who Moved My Cheese?

Who Moved My Cheese?

One of my favorite books is “Who Moved My Cheese” by Spencer Johnson. (If you don’t like to read, there’s a great 10-minute video you can watch here.) The story is about two mice and two humans who live in a maze. Cheese represents whatever it...
What is Important vs. What is Urgent

What is Important vs. What is Urgent

We can get in trouble in our lives when we mistake what is important for what is urgent. What is Important? What is important has to do with your values. Values are like the guiding map that directs your actions and behaviors. Values have to do with what is most...
Self-Care: What is It? How Do We Do It?

Self-Care: What is It? How Do We Do It?

If you take a look at the self-help or psychology section at your local bookstore (or on Amazon), you will find a lot of books on self-care. As psychologists, we talk a lot about self-care with our clients and students. But what is self-care? And more importantly, how...
Integration of the Shadow

Integration of the Shadow

This blog post is Part 3 in a 4-part blog series on Integrated Faith. (If you missed the first blog post, you can find it here.) In this blog series, I am taking a look at aspects of our spiritual lives that might be out of step or disconnected with the rest of our...
Leave Judgment for God

Leave Judgment for God

As human beings, we have a bad habit of judging others. It’s easy to do. We see someone who is doing something we view as bad, or living their life in a way we disapprove. So we look down on them. We criticize them. We think they should be making better decisions or...
The ABC’s of Dealing with Holiday Stress

The ABC’s of Dealing with Holiday Stress

The holidays can be a stressful time. Traveling, family, spending lots of money… It’s no wonder many of us have mixed feelings around the holidays. We’re looking forward to the celebrations, but we know our stress levels are going to spike. Dealing with Holiday Stress...
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